Journalists are being tried and beaten for doing their jobs

Good morning. Here are 10 media stories.

  1. Washington Post reporter will stand trial in Iran

    The Washington Post’s Jason Rezaian has been indicted in Iran. (Associated Press) | We still don’t know the charges. (Poynter) | Last year, 211 journalists were jailed around the world. (Committee to Protect Journalists) | Related: Peter Greste, Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed are still in prison in Egypt. (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

  2. A Russian journalist was followed, beaten

    Sergei Vilkov is the second reporter from the site Obshchestvennoye Mneniye to be attacked. He covers government corruption and organized crime. (Committee to Protect Journalists) | Journalists inside and outside of Russia are still finding ways to report. (Newsweek)

  3. 94 journalists in Turkey won’t get press cards

    You have to work for 20 years to get a press card in Turkey, but these journalists won’t get them anyway. (Today’s Zaman) | Previously: «Turkish journalist on arrest of colleagues: ‘After awhile it starts to feel like a Kafka novel’» (Poynter)

  4. ‘Understanding Charlie Hebdo’

    A new site breaks down what a handful of the cartoons mean for English speakers. (Vox) | «Satire doesn’t provoke people to kill, but it can’t stop killers either.» (The Nib) | David Carr wrote about the messy business of free speech. (The New York Times) | On Thursday, Charlie Hebdo sold out again. (CNN) | Here’s Time’s new cover. (Time)

  5. Wait, what is Reddit?

    Mashable has a beginner’s guide. (Mashable) | Previously: «How to get your news site banned from Reddit» (Poynter) | Also: How to get banned, then fired. (The Daily Dot)

  6. It’s ‘not all about work-life balance’

    A study out Wednesday from Pew shows that women aren’t making it into top leadership roles for a number of reasons, including being held to higher standards than men. (Pew Research Center) | Applications are open for the ONA-Poynter Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media. (Poynter)

  7. It has been a good week for headlines

    «Hero Squirrel Pees On TV News Reporter» (The Dodo) | «Emotional day in court for Rick Springfield in butt-injury lawsuit» (Syracuse.com) | There was also a good apology. (Poynter)

  8. Journalists have been following embargo conditions since World War I

    Austrian Press Agency’s Sonja Gruber wrote about the history, and current life, of the embargo. (Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism)

  9. Front page of the day

    From Libération in Paris, France for Thursday. (Courtesy the Newseum)


  10. Job moves, edited by Benjamin Mullin

    Joey Bartolomeo is now executive editor at Seventeen. Previously, he was entertainment and features director at Self. Laura Bennett will be a senior editor at Slate. Previously, she was culture editor for Salon. (Fishbowl NY) | Rossyris Silva is assistant news director at KVEA in Los Angeles. Previously, she was executive producer there. (Media Moves) | Job of the day: Military Times is looking for a managing editor. Get your résumés in! (Journalism Jobs) | Send Ben your job moves: bmullin@poynter.org

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